Vasectomy is an elective surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent contraception. During the procedure, the male vasa deferentia are cut and tied or sealed so as to prevent... Wikipedia
- Type: Sterilization
- First use: 1899 (experiments from 1785)
- Perfect use: 0.10%
- Typical use: 0.15%, "Vas-Clip" nearly 1%
- Duration effect: Permanent
- Reversibility: Possible
- User reminders: Two consecutive negative semen specimens required to verify no sperm.
- Clinic review: All
- STD protection: No
- Benefits: No need for general anesthesia. Lower cost and less invasive than tubal ligation for females.
- Risks: Temporary local inflammation of the testes, long-term genital pain.
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